New York City to lift vaccine mandate for private employers on Nov. 1
New York City will cancel its Coronavirus disease Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday that private-sector employers will be required to get vaccinated on Nov. 1, another sign of the city’s gradual return to pre-pandemic norms.
City start request Nearly all private businesses will ban unvaccinated employees from their workplaces in December 2021, just as the Omicron wave begins to claim hundreds of lives in the city. It remains the largest place in the U.S. where vaccinations are mandated as a workplace safety measure.
Some workers who refused to shoot were fired. The mandate has also drawn attention for its potential impact on professional sports, although Adams granted special exemptions to athletes and entertainers just before the Yankees and Mets began their seasons.Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving famous banned Can’t attend home games due to the city’s vaccine regulations.
Democrat Adams announces easing of rules at town hall news conference Updated COVID-19 Booster shooting. Employers can continue to require workers to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.
“This puts the choice in the hands of New York businesses,” Adams said.
The mayor said proof of vaccinations is still required from city workers, including police, firefighters and teachers. The city is still laying off hundreds of workers who refused to shoot.
“We’re in a steady phase of transition and transition. We do things, we roll out slowly. Right now, that’s off the radar for us,” he said.
Most Broadway theaters will no longer require proof of vaccinations during the summer, New York Gov. Kathy Hocher announced this month Masks are no longer required On public transport, including subway trains and stations.
Asked about the different rules for public and private employees, city health commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vassan said: “We are looking at all of our policies and considering a taxi path to normality.”
The announcement comes after President Biden, In the “60 Minutes” interview Aired on Sunday to announce the end of the pandemic in the U.S.
“The pandemic is over,” Mr Biden said. “We’re still having issues with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work. … But the pandemic is over.”